Airports offer many ways to pass the time while waiting for your connected flight. Here are some ways you could fill up your time and make the most of your airport stay.
Catch up on sleep
An important tip for long layovers is to get a hotel room. Anything longer than 12 hours will require a mental and physical rest. As a rule, airport floors are not comfortable, and anyway, everyone needs a bit of privacy. A hotel bed, hot shower and your own pajamas will make overnight layover trips much more enjoyable. If travelling with young children, a clean, quiet space to rest, regroup and recharge is a must. Families should plan ahead by finding out which airport play areas and child-friendly restaurants are available at their layover airport.
Exercise at an airport fitness cent
Sitting for too long can be dangerous. If the airport you are at has a gym during your long layover, take advantage of it. Use the cardio machines and weights to get your blood circulating. Some airports even offer yoga areas. If you’re working up a sweat, make sure to give yourself plenty of time to use the shower facilities, before your flight.
The airport may not have a gym. Take a walk around the airport instead. While you're there, use the opportunity to people watch. You could also find a space to do your own exercises such as squats, stretching, and sit-ups.
Watch your favourite shows
Do you have a Netflix or Amazon Prime account? Consider exploring the TV and movie selection of the country you are staying in temporarily. Instead,, you may also want to download the show you’d like to see before leaving and view it offline.
Use the lounge facilities
Your ticket or credit card may offer you access to free airport lounges. Make sure to check out both options, before leaving on your trip. If you don't have free access, check if your airline is offering any day passes for purchase.Use the lounge facilities
Leave the airport
Long layovers provide an opportunity for the savvy traveller. One can sample the local cuisine of a new city, explore a new neighbourhood or museum, even for a short time. This can be a chance to take some deep breaths.